Godel to sponsor iTeddy creator to help NSPCC
GodelTech announced today that it will be sponsoring Imran Hakim, creator of the iTeddy in a remarkable feat of physical endurance. Imran, best known as one of the most successful individuals to secure investment from the BBC programme Dragon’s Den has won countless awards over the years in recognition of his endeavours.
Commenting on the sponsorship Terry Bland, managing director of GodelTech said, “I have known Imran personally for a long time and am delighted to support him in his quest to raise £10,000 for the NSPCC by donating £1,000.”
Imran will be running in ten 10k events in ten countries over 5 days from May 16-20, together with 9 other high profile runners including NCC Group’s Rob Cotton, Phil Adams from Altium, MC2’s Mike Perls and comedian John Bishop. Each is aiming to raise £10,000 each, producing a total of £100,000.
The money raised will go towards the NSPCC’s £50 million Child’s Voice Appeal which aims to transform ChildLine and the NSPCC helpline to ensure the charity is there for all children. Throughout 2008/2009, the ChildLine service counseled over one million calls from children. That’s the equivalent of over 13 full capacity crowds at Old Trafford or 33,000 classrooms full of children
The first of these races, the Bupa Great Manchester run is now Britain’s premier 10K running event. Currently in its seventh year the race regularly attracts world class athletes from all over the globe. Raising much needed funds for worthy causes is a vital ingredient of the run, last year alone raising £8m for a wide range of charities.
Imran said, “I am really looking forward to the events and am grateful to Terry and GodelTech for their support in the event. During all the events I will be wearing a GödelTech baseball cap in recognition of their backing for me. It’s going to be a gruelling five days but I am confident that the team will be able to complete all of the 10 races.”
After starting in Manchester on Sunday, the team then moves on to Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, France and finally Spain.